Aerials for award-winning Maryland Public Television program "Moving Maryland Forward - A Century of Modern Highways"

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Maryland Public Television created a documentary that explores the hard road Maryland has traveled from centuries ago to the founding of the State Roads Commission in 1908, to its present state. Moving Maryland Forward offers some fascinating lessons in how Maryland came to be known as the home of some of the best maintained highways in the nation. While the film gives a nod to Maryland's roads prior to the 20th century, the main focus is on the development of Maryland's modern road system as it has expanded and improved over the course of the last 100 years.

The only way to grasp the magnitude of this subject is from the air. Aerial DP, Peter Roof, on board Bussmann Aviation's MD500 helicopter, covered nearly the entire state from the Chesapeake Bay to the Allegheny Mountains. They flew beside bridges and around intersections as they gathered hours of high def material using the Sony Cinealta camera in the side mount configuration. It took a mission in 2008 and one in 2007 to shoot it all. The material included spetacular autumn pictures used in other MPT programs.

The National Association of Government Communicators has awarded this program an Award of Excellence in its 2009 competion.